Our Guide to the Palm Beach International Boat Show 2018
One of the highlights of the spring season as a boat club located in Palm Beach is The Palm Beach International Boat Show 2018, held this year from March 22 to 25. Located in West Palm Beach, this boat show is one of the top five in the country, featuring more than $1.2 billion worth of boats, yachts, and accessories from the world’s leading marine manufacturers. It is truly an international show.
Many Gulfstream Boat Club members make a point of attending this Palm Beach event. It includes hundreds of boats from eight-foot inflatables, power boats, fishing boats, center consoles, bow riders, personal watercraft to superyachts over 150 feet. The finest pre-owned yachts, tents full of the latest electronics and accessories, seminars and kids fishing clinics. There are exotic cars, live music and fun for all.
The dates and times of the Palm Beach International Boat Show 2018 are:
March 22 – 25
Thurs. Mar 22: Noon – 7pm
Fri. Mar 23: 10am – 7pm
Sat. Mar 24: 10am – 7pm
Sun. Mar 25: 10am – 6pm
Palm Beach International Boat Show 2018 Admission:
Children, ages 6-15: $14
Children under 6: Free
Purchase tickets here. Tickets also available at the Box Office. All guide dogs or other licensed, working dogs allowed.
Palm Beach International Boat Show Parking information:
Follow Boat Show signs for directions to various municipal parking garages and privately operated lots located throughout downtown West Palm Beach. Most are walking distance to the show entrances. For more information on parking options in Downtown West Palm Beach, click here.
Palm Beach International Boat Show 2018 Highlights:
Here are some of the highlights of the show that our Palm Beach boat club members enjoy:
The VIP Experience
Centrally located within the show, the VIP Experience offers access into the show and into the VIP lounge. The lounge offers the luxuries of premium open bar, hors d’oeuvres, concierge service, indoor and outdoor lounge seating and much more!
Aquazone by Nautical Adventures
Get some fun in the sun with demos all day ranging from Jetpack demos, electric surfboards, paddle boarding, Hobie kayaks and much more!
FREE Kids Fishing Clinics
Presented by Hook the Future, are open to all kids ages 4-16 and feature marine life experts teaching kids basic fishing techniques.
IGFA School of Sportfishing
The IGFA’s highly acclaimed School of Sportfishing will host fourteen seminars on site during the Show with some of South Florida’s best captains instructing participants on techniques that took decades to learn. With specialties both inshore and offshore, the seminars will be a feature of the Palm Beach International Boat Show that no angler will want to miss. All of the seminars are FREE with admission. The Meyer Amphitheatre Field – The IGFA School of Sportfishing Seminars can be found at Booth 746A. IGFA is very pleased to host Tom Paddrik from The Florida Yacht Group this year as one of the featured speakers.
Official Show Merchandise
Marine Artist Steve Diossy is the Official 2018 Merchandise designer and provider for the Palm Beach International Boat Show 2018. Steve Diossy has created brand new fun designs exclusively made for the show. These items will be available for purchase online or at the show.
Take advantage of all that Palm Beach has to offer as a Gulfstream Boat Club member. Treat yourself to a trip to the Palm Beach International Boat Show! Call us at 561.865.7797 for more information.